U.S./Mexico Dialogue: Encouraging, but no strategic vision.

Summer’s over. And its last few weeks were certainly noteworthy for U.S.-Mexico affairs and White & Case Mexico City.  Of particular note, congratulations to my colleagues at White & Case who ranked number one in Latin America for project finance, banking, and arbitration.  Yesterday, the U.S. and Mexico restarted the High Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) after a four-year hiatus under former…

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Dog days of summer, but plenty going on in the U.S./ Mexico relationship.

We’re well into the dog days of summer and it’s hard to believe that August is just a few days away. Yet, there is enough going on within U.S.-Mexico relations to set the tone for the balance of the year, and likely into 2022.  The Delta variant of COVID-19 is spreading quickly worldwide, leading to new…

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U.S./ Mexico: Time for a more ambitious agenda.

Less than 72 hours ago, Vice President Kamala Harris met virtually with Mexican President Andrés López Manual Obrador to discuss cooperation on addressing migration from Central America and spurring development in southern Mexico. The two leaders will meet again next month during Harris’ first international trip to Mexico and Guatemala. I spoke with CBSN’s Tanya Rivero about the…

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Mexico: Ready to launch, AMLO minus…

It’s been over a month since President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador swept the election to become Mexico’s next leader. With 53 percent of the votes, López Obrador won every Mexican state except Guanajuato, and received a higher percentage of the overall vote than any of the past four presidents. The electoral mandate wasn’t only at the federal…

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Mexico: About Sunday Night…

Amid persistent chants of “presidente” from his supporters, Andrés Manuel López Obrador took the stage Sunday night to give his acceptance speech and make history as the country’s first president who was not part of the country’s two major political parties. Amid persistent chants of “presidente” from his supporters, Andrés Manuel López Obrador took the…

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A scorcher’s a coming…

We are only a few weeks into what is shaping up to be a long hot summer, with increasing turmoil around the world: U.S.-North Korea Summit, the G7 Summit, protests in Nicaragua, Brazil’s upcoming elections, and the ongoing economic and political collapse in Venezuela. Within regional relations, it hasn’t been much calmer. The highest profile spat was Donald Trump’s twitter attacks…

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